On Friday September 23rd and Saturday September 24th 2011 Rome will have its first ukulele festival. It is held at the Centro di Cultura Ecologica, which is located in the Via Fermo Corni in the Parco Regionale Urbano di Aguzzano.
The ukulele is a sort of plucked lute, originally from Hawaii (see photo Â© Wikipedia). There will be live ukulele performances by both Italian and international artists, and various stalls and workshops studying and teaching the art of the instrument. The various activities will take place between 5 and 8 PM and between 9 PM and midnight.
Unfortunately the organizers of the festival could not stop themselves from proving to the world that it is not only English newspapers that can create bad puns and decided to name the event: YOUkulele â€“ Rome Ukulele Festival 2011.
On Saturday morning the day will begin with an Agricultural Biological Food Market and during the two days on the festival grounds various stalls will sell organic and local products.
To get to the park you need to take metro line B to the Ponte Mammolo stop and then either bus 341 (Baseggio) or 350 (Antamoro/Castellani). The name of the stop is Galbani/Negroni. Entrance to the ukulele festival is free.